Latin name: Genista monspessulana (L.) L. Johnson
Pronunciation: jen-IS-ta mon-spes-yoo-LAY-na
Common name: French broom
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Habitat: Roadsides and other disturbed areas, but also naturalized in some places in the west Transverse and Peninsular Ranges not far from the coast, native to the Mediterranean and Azores
Blooming period: March to May
Name derivations: 1) Genista 2) monspessulana